There was not much to amuse in the room; of which the most attractive feature was, a half-length
portrait in oil, of Mr Mantalini, whom the artist had depicted scratching his head in an easy manner, and thus displaying to advantage a diamond ring, the gift of Madame Mantalini before her marriage.
It was a half-length
figure of a gentleman in a rich but very old-fashioned dress of embroidered velvet, with a broad ruff and a beard, and wearing a hat, the brim of which overshadowed his forehead.
Here,"--pointing to a staring, half-length
figure, in a white wig and scarlet coat,--"here is an excellent model, the likeness of our gracious king.
portraits in crayons abounded all through the house, but were so dispersed that I found the brother of a youthful officer of mine in the china-closet and the grey old age of my pretty young bride, with a flower in her bodice, in the breakfast-room.
To give the greater force to his words, he checked himself in an involuntary imitation of two half-length
stretching and yawning figures on the mantel-shelf, who were represented as in one eternal state of weariness from the waist upwards; and hummed a fragment of a song.
The Dream Ahead filly, racing on soft ground for the first time, showed good speed throughout and dug deep to get the better of Snowstar by a half-length
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While the opposition may not have been all that hot, there could be no arguing with his half-length
success as not only did he Y=u the start, but he also ran green in front.
It was another half-length
back to Nobiz Like Shobiz, the 3-5 favorite who heads many Derby lists.
The 9-1 chance hit the front a furlong out and was never going to be caught, going on to deny Presumptive by two and a half lengths, with Binanti, a winner here last weekend, a further half-length
away in third.
Ask The Umpire returned to the larger obstacles at Lingfield earlier this month and was doing all of his best work in the closing stages, but was unable to catch the half-length
winner, Lanmire Tower.
She opposes La Vecchia to Venetian half-length
paintings of beautiful women, with which its first audience would presumably have contrasted it (45, 48).